Original Miss Fury
Miss Fury first appeared in the Newspapers Sunday April 6, 1941, later these were reprinted in comic book form for 8 issues starting with Miss Fury #1 byTimely comics, Winter 1942.
Marla Drake was a rich society dame whose life had no purpose. Circumstance and whim had her don the ancient ceremonial Black Leopardskin costume to attend a masquerade. As whenever one is chosen by the forces of mystermen/women, she never made it to that party. Instead she helped apprehend a murderer and was known for a while as The Black Fury but later was dubbed "Miss Fury".
Marlene Drake, the granddaughter of the original Miss Fury, has donned the cowl and continued to fight crime as Miss Fury. Her biggest foe was her own aunt Stephanie, who named herself the Black Fury. They both fell in a vat of chemicals and were imbued with powers that granted them a berserker strength that left them prone to have sudden attacks of violence. Miss Fury was an ally of the Protectors.
Miss Fury has joined a team called Masks. She joins Green Lama, Black Terror, Black Bat, The Shadow, Green Hornet, Kato, The Spider and Zorro.
Major Story Arcs
Set in 1938 when The Justice Party has been elected power of New York State, it soon conspires the newly-elected officials are controlled by powerful criminals, who quickly corrupt the law to their own advantage. A fascist police state is instituted and ordinary citizens are brutalised, oppressed and crushed into submission. The only ones who stand up to protect the innocent are masked vigilantes like The Shadow, The Green Hornet, The Spider and Miss Fury.
Powers and Abilities
The original Miss Fury has no super-powers but was very agile. The Black Leopard skin costume from Africa seemed to psychologically liberate her to perform daring deeds. The outfit did have claws attached over the knuckles and possible a weighted "tail" for smacking guns out of people's hands.
The latest Miss Fury fell into a vat of chemicals that have given her super strength, but left her vulnerable to enter in a state of rage.